By Glen Faison
About 20 Rodriguez High School seniors were among the 50-plus people who watched the presidential candidates debate Wednesday from the comfort of the stadium seating in Auditorium 5 at Edwards Fairfield Stadium 16 & IMAX theater at the Solano Town Center mall.
The theater offered the screening free of charge for all comers. That was too good a proposition for Sarah McLaughlin, who teaches the AP Government and Politics class at Rodriguez High, to pass up.
McLaughlin said she had planned a viewing party at the school. The prospect of moving from the relatively sterile classroom environment to the outside world – where her students could watch, listen to and interact with supporters of both Republican Party nominee Donald Trump and Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton – served a greater educational purpose.